Senior Practicum Associate

Washington, DC
Mar 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The Milken Institute School of Public Health is committed to excellence in scholarship to advance the health of the populations of our local, national, and global communities. It's online MPH@GW Master of Public Health program emphasizes local, national and global health practice as well as interdisciplinary teaching. The curriculum focuses on building your core competencies and skills through the use of cases and other materials from both the U.S. and abroad.

The MPH@GW program is seeking a Senior Practicum Associate. The position is responsible for 1) managing the MPH@GW program student practicum process, 2) developing and maintaining the online practicum course, and 3) advising students and ensuring student's understand and correctly follow the program's curriculum and course sequencing guidelines. The position also assists the Program Director and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in managing the overall program, and in student affairs including ensuring students remain in good standing, and for proper compliance with student provisional admissions, probation, as necessary suspension and other disciplinary actions. The position will report to the Assistant Dean for MPH Programs.

Responsibilities Include:
- Oversight, management and design of Practicum Process collaboration with the practicum director;
- Advise online MPH students regarding curriculum
- Work with existing and potential practicum sites and preceptors to establish goals and ensure that they are in line with curricula and partnership context;
- Liaise with faculty advisors and School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) Practicum Director on program requirements and updates; liaise with Academic Program Director and Associate Dean on student issues.
- Coordinate, manage, and conduct student interviews if required for selective practicum sites;
- Design, coordinate and manage practica pre-departure trainings and orientations; participate in implementation where applicable;
- Program evaluation, including conduct and analysis of ongoing student evaluations pre and post departure as well as post return;
- Tracking of current practicum requirements, student progress and reporting.
- Oversight and maintenance of Risk Management for overseas practica.
- Advise on risk management for the faculty and GWU study abroad office to facilitate international safety for student practicum;
- Research and monitor country risk standings for each internationally placed student.
-Attend weekly operations meeting of MPH@GW team
- Attend regular meetings of the Office of Student Affairs
- Attend monthly meetings of practicum directors
- Help maintain policies to be current and in line with the policies of the School
- Serve as academic advisor for MPH@GW students
- Assist students in academic trouble
- Support students facing medical or personal challenges
- Meet weekly with the Assistant Dean for MPH Programs, bring high level student issues to his attention
- Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH) Family Academic Affairs Sub-Family Program Administration Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: Yes Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Credit Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006201 Job Open Date: 03/17/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have experience with online education? Please explain.
    (Open Ended Question)
  2. * Describe your experience with Academic Advising
    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3

Documents needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3


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